How did this happen? How did I go out yesterday morning to run to Home Depot and Target, and come home with this?
True. We have been having tons of problems with that Jeep Cherokee we bought a couple of months back. (Note to hubs: No more buying cars from friends, k?) Anyway, problems with the Jeep. Pretty to look at, but that thing was a piece. Not to mention, it was not friends with the gas pump. It cost a fortune to fill up, and the tank ran dry so quickly. We wanted something new. We wanted a Prius. Yeah. Seen the waiting list for one of those? We'd be waiting until next year. And, we couldn't have that. So, what was the next best thing? A Yaris or a Matrix. The Matrix was prettier, and a little roomier. But, Toyota can't keep these freakin' cars on the lot. Not with gas prices the way they are. There were only 4 left on the lot. One 2009 that didn't qualify for any incentives, and 3 new 2008's. Only one of those was an automatic. And, of course, the automatic came with every other option known to man. WAY out of our price range. Bryan convinced me to get the stick-shift.
Do I know how to drive a stick? Negative. Bryan insists that he can teach me. "So simple," he tells me. Of the 3 driving lessons I have had so far, 2 have ended with me in a pile of nerves, crying. The 3rd lesson, I kicked Bryan out of the car (it's okay...we were in our cul-de-sac), and drove around our neighborhood. That was much better. I'm still not comfortable, and nowhere near ready to get on the highway. I swear that if someone tried to teach me how to first drive a car on a stick, I never would have gotten my license. So, here I am with this pretty new car and I can't drive it. Boo. But, I'm not a quitter. I'll get it...if it kills me.
Oh, were you waiting for me to announce something? I suppose that I could go ahead and let you know that the trusty random integer generator came up with (drumroll, please):
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Timestamp: 2008-08-13 20:30:08 UTC
somebody's nobody said...
Yay for blogiversarys!!! From a loyal reader in South Dakota!
Yay! E-mail me your address at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'll mail out your goodies on the 15th. I have to wait until then because that's when the Label Tulip kits go live. I can't be giving any kit goodies away ahead of their time. ;0)
So, the car about sums up my excitement for the week. I have a to-do list a mile long of everything from cleaning to scrapping to cheerleader uniform fitting to fundraising yard sale to get on top of. And, I have not an ounce of motivation to do any of it. But, I had better get my rear in gear because nothing on that list is going to do itself. Check back tomorrow for some more Label Tulip sneaks, a peek at my first LO for the Say It In Scrap DT, and a glimpse of this week's challenge at Lotus Paperie. Until then, my friends...